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Senate Approves Amendment Requiring Govt to Consider Religious Freedom During Trade Negotiations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to a trade bill this past week that requires the president to take religious freedom into consideration when making international trade agreements. U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) proposed Amendment 1237 to the “Trade Promotion Authority Bill” to require the executive branch of government—which includes the president, vice president and the […]

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Ohio Minister Rides Bull in Sanctuary During Service in Effort to Win Converts to Christianity

MONROE, Ohio — An Ohio minister recently rode a live bull during a Wednesday night service in an effort to win converts for Christianity—a tactic that raised the eyebrows of some that questioned such methods of evangelism. Lawrence Bishop II, 48, co-pastor of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, announced last month in a video that he was […]

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Predominantly Roman Catholic Country Ireland Votes to Legalize Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

DUBLIN, Ireland — Residents in the predominantly Roman Catholic Republic of Ireland voted to legalize same-sex “marriage” on Friday, becoming the first country in the world to do so by popular vote. According to reports, 1,201,607 voted in favor of changing the country’s constitution, while 734,300 voted against the measure—equating to a 61 percent passage. Only […]

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New Docuseries ‘Preach’ to Feature Female Chest-Bumping, Face-Spitting ‘Prophetesses’

A new docuseries to be featured on the Lifetime channel beginning next month features four self-proclaimed female “prophetesses” who state that they are called by God to preach and use means such as chest-bumping and spitting in the faces of those who attend their meetings to purportedly bring about physical and spiritual deliverance. “With the religious […]

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United Methodists Propose to Change ‘Church Law’ to Allow Homosexual Behavior

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A panel within the leadership of the United Methodist Church has voted to submit a proposal to change the denomination’s law book to remove prohibitions against homosexual behavior and to allow clergy to officiate same-sex ceremonies. The Connectional Table voted 26-10 on Monday to present the amended language during the 2016 General Conference, […]

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Appeals Court Rules New York May Ban ‘Choose Life’ License Plates for Fear of Road Rage

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a right to decline to make “Choose Life” specialty plates if the commissioner deems the message as being “patently offensive.” The Children First Foundation, which raises funds to support adoption and safe havens for babies […]

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‘Fix It, Jesus': Student Takes Podium to Pray as Medical Emergency Unfolds During Graduation

CLAY, Ala. — A high school student in Alabama jumped to his feet and took the podium Thursday night to lead those gathered for the senior graduation ceremony in prayer as a medical emergency took place in the stands. According to reports, a family member of a graduating student fell ill as the Clay-Chalkville High […]

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Boy Scouts President Calls for End to Ban on Openly Homosexual Scout Leaders

ATLANTA — The president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) called for an end to the organization’s ban on openly homosexual scout leaders on Thursday, stating that the group must either conform to society or risk legal ramifications that could possibly spell the end of the Boy Scouts. As previously reported, Robert Gates served […]

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Louisiana Lawmakers Reject Religious Freedom Bill, Governor Overrides With Executive Order

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers rejected a religious freedom bill on Tuesday that provided protections to business owners and others who have convictions not to participate in same-sex ceremonies, resulting in the state’s governor issuing an executive order to ensure that protections are in place. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Bossier City) had introduced H.B. 707 to […]

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South Carolina Federal Judge Partially Upholds Christian Prayers at School Graduation

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A federal judge in South Carolina has partially upheld the practice of Christian prayers during high school graduation ceremonies. As previously reported, an anonymous couple contacted the American Humanist Association (AHA) in 2013 to complain that Mountain View Elementary School had held its graduation ceremony at the chapel on the campus of […]

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